Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

Long-Term Debt
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Long-Term Debt [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt

Note 5. Long-Term Debt


Outstanding debt under the Company's various loan agreements is presented in the table below:


(in thousands)     Revolving Line of Credit       Term Loan       Total Credit Facility  
December 31, 2013                        
Principal balance outstanding   $ -       $ 35,500     $ 35,500  
Remaining available credit   $ 60,000     $ -       $ 60,000  
Effective interest rate     2.42 %     2.67 %        
Scheduled maturity date      October 2020         October 2020           
Collateral      Real Estate         Real Estate           
September 30, 2013                        
Principal balance outstanding   $ -       $ 36,000     $ 36,000  
Remaining available credit   $ 60,000     $ -       $ 60,000  
Effective interest rate     2.43 %     2.68 %        
Scheduled maturity date      October 2020         October 2020           
Collateral      Real Estate         Real Estate           


The Company has a credit facility including a revolving line of credit ("RLOC") and term loan with Rabo AgriFinance, Inc. ("Rabo") totaling $95,500,000 at December 31, 2013. The revolving line of credit and term loan are collateralized by 43,991 acres of farmland and 12,280 acres of additional real property containing approximately 8,600 acres of producing citrus groves.


The $60,000,000 RLOC bears interest at a floating rate payable on the first day of each calendar quarter. The RLOC matures on October 1, 2020. At December 31, 2013, there was no outstanding balance on the RLOC. The Company pays an annual commitment fee on the RLOC equal to 0.15% of the difference between the annual average unpaid balance and the $60,000,000 loan commitment. The commitment fee is payable on February 1 of each year. Commitment fees of approximately $83,000 were accrued at December 31, 2013.


The interest rate on the RLOC is based on the one month LIBOR plus a spread. The spread is determined based upon our debt service coverage ratios for the preceding fiscal year and can vary from 225 to 250 basis points. The rate is currently at LIBOR plus 225 basis points. On October 1, 2015, Rabo may adjust the interest rate spread to any percentage above one month LIBOR. Rabo must provide a 30 day notice of the new spreads; at that time, the Company has the right to prepay the outstanding balance.


The term loan requires quarterly payments of interest at a floating rate of one month LIBOR plus 250 basis points. It also requires quarterly principal payments of $500,000 through October 1, 2020 when the remaining principal balance and accrued interest will be due and payable.


At December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2013, Alico was in compliance with all of its covenants under the Rabo loan agreement.


On October 10, 2012, the outstanding mortgage note held by Farm Credit of Florida was paid in full. The payment included $1,794,000 for the principal balance and $66,000 for a prepayment penalty which was included in interest expense on our consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss). The mortgage was collateralized by 7,680 acres of real estate used for farm leases, sugarcane and citrus production. The collateral was released upon satisfaction of the mortgage.


Maturities of the Company's debt were as follows at December 31, 2013:


(in thousands)        
Due within one year        $                    2,000
Due between one and two years                              2,000
Due between two and three years                              2,000
Due between three and four years                              2,000
Due between four and five years                              2,000
Due beyond five years                            25,500
Total        $                  35,500


Interest costs expensed and capitalized to property, buildings and equipment were as follows:


(in thousands)   Three Months Ended December 31,
    2013   2012
Interest expense   $ 269     $ 367  
Interest capitalized     29       17  
Total   $ 298     $ 384